You Talkin' To Me?: The Unruly History of New York English (The Dialects of North America) by E.J. White
2020 | ISBN: 0190657219 | English | 320 pages | EPUB | 7 MB
From paddy wagon to rush hour, New York City has given us a number of our popular words and phrases, along the way fashioning a recognizable dialect all its own. Often imitated and just as often ridiculed, New York English has its own identity, imbued with the rich cultural history of (as New Yorkers tell it) the greatest city in the world. How did this unique language community develop, and how has it shaped the city as we know it today?
E-Books → You Are Positively Awesome Good Vibes and Self-Care Prompts for All of Life's Ups and Downs
You Are Positively Awesome: Good Vibes and Self-Care Prompts for All of Life's Ups and Downs by Stacie Swift
English | November 17th, 2020 | ISBN: 1615197265 | 146 pages | True PDF | 8.92 MB
Hey, reader of this book! Don't forget-you are awesome!
Writing to Be Understood: What Works and Why by Anne Janzer
English | ISBN: 0999624814 | 228 pages | EPUB | 2018 | 0.66 Mb
Have you ever wondered what makes your favorite nonfiction books so compelling, understandable, or enjoyable to read? They're connecting with you, as a reader. This book will help you recognize and apply the methods of your favorite writers to your own work.
World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary By Mark Grossman
2007 | 433 Pages | ISBN: 0816047324 | PDF | 11 MB
Spanning the years from the beginning of recorded history to the modern day. ''World Military Leaders: A Biographical Dictionary'' profiles the influential military leaders whose actions precipitated enormous change in the world around them. From master strategists such as Alexander the Great, Charlemagne, and Napoleon to the great tacticians, including Decatur, Hannibal, and Rommel, this comprehensive A-to-Z biographical dictionary will serve as an indispensable guide to the student and military buff alike. Entries include Alexander III, Napoleon Bonaparte, Oliver Cromwell, Dwight David Eisenhower, Tommy Ray Franks, Genghis Khan, Horatio Herbert Kitchener, Robert Edward Lee, Douglas MacArthur, Horatio Nelson, John Joseph Pershing, Erwin Johannes Eugen Rommel, Saladin, Sir William Wallace, Isoroku, Georgi Konstantinovich Zhukov, and more.
E-Books → Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England
Women of Power in Anglo-Saxon England
by Annie Whitehead
English | 2020 | ISBN: 1526748118 | 258 Pages | PDF | 10 MB
Winning Conversations: How to turn red tape into blue ribbon by Bryan Whitefield
English | ISBN: 0994521812 | 184 pages | EPUB | July 3, 2018 | 2.48 Mb
The average piece of business advice to an executive takes about 8 hours of your and your team's time to prepare and 15 minutes to deliver. Those 15 minutes simply cannot be wasted. Winning Conversations unpacks lessons learned over my 30 year career as a consultant in an easy to remember and use methodology. It is a "how to" book for those pursuing the fine art of influence and persuasion. The tools and techniques in the book are backed up by decades of research by esteemed academics and business practitioners. However, it is written in practical terms from my personal experience in the school of hard knocks. Years of trial and error have given me the answer to how to cut through with your advice. As the old saying goes, if I knew then what I know now, my journey would have been much, much easier. Do yourself a favour and take a shortcut on this one and read this book!
E-Books → William Perkins Architect of Puritanism
William Perkins : Architect of Puritanism
by Joel R. Beeke and Greg Salazar
English | 2019 | ISBN: 1601787081 | 192 Pages | ePUB | 0.17 MB
Peter Foster, "Why We Bite the Invisible Hand: The Psychology of Anti-Capitalism"
English | 2014 | ISBN: 0992127602 | 504 pages | AZW3 | 0.736 MB
In Why We Bite the Invisible Hand, Peter Foster delves into a conundrum: How can we at once live in a world of expanding technological wonders and unprecedented well-being, and yet hear a constant drumbeat of condemnation of the system that created it? That system, capitalism, which is based on private property and voluntary dealings, is guided by the "Invisible Hand," the metaphor for economic markets associated with the great Eighteenth Century Scottish philosopher Adam Smith. The hand guides people to serve others while pursuing their own interests, and produces a broader good that, as Smith put it, is "no part of their intention." Critics. however, claim that the hand is tainted by greed, leads to inequity and dangerous corporate power, and threatens not merely resource depletion but planetary disaster. Foster probes misunderstanding, fear and dislike of capitalism from the dark satanic mills of the Industrial Revolution through to the murky concept of sustainable development. His journey takes him from Kirkcaldy, the town of Smith's birth, through Moscow McDonald's and Karl Marx's Manchester, on a trip to Cuba to smuggle dollars, and into the backrooms of the United Nations. His cast of characters includes the man who wrote the entry for "capitalism" in the Great Soviet Encyclopaedia, a family of Kirkcaldy butchers, radical individualist Ayn Rand, father of evolutionary theory Charles Darwin, numerous Nobel prizewinning economists, colonies of chimpanzees, and "philanthrocapitalist" Bill Gates. Foster suggests that the key to his conundrum lies in the field of evolutionary psychology, which offers to help us understand both why some of what Adam Smith called our complex "moral sentiments" may be outdated, and why so many of our economic assumptions tend to be wrong. We are hunter gatherers with iPhones. The Invisible Hand is counterintuitive to minds formed predominantly in small close-knit tribal communities where there were no extensive markets, no money, no technological advance and no economic growth. Equally important, we don't have to understand the rapidly evolving economic "natural order" to operate within it and enjoy its benefits any more than we need to understand our nervous or respiratory systems to stay alive. But that also makes us prone to support morally-appealing but counterproductive policies, such as minimum wage legislation. Foster notes that politicians and bureaucrats - consciously or unconsciously - exploit moral confusion and economic ignorance. Ideological obsession with market imperfections, income gaps, corporate power, resource exhaustion and the environment are useful justifications for those seeking political control of our lives. The book refutes claims that capitalism's validity depends on the system being "perfect" or economic actors "rational." It also notes the key difference between capitalism and capitalists, who are inclined to misunderstand the system as much as anyone. Foster points to the astonishing rise in recent decades of radical, unelected environmental non-governmental organizations, ENGOs. Closely related to that rise, Foster examines with one of the biggest and most contentious issues of our time: projected catastrophic man-made climate change. He notes that while this theory is cited as the greatest example in history of "market failure," it in fact demonstrates how both scientific analysis and economic policy can become perverted once something is framed as a "moral issue," and thus allegedly "beyond debate." Foster's book is not a paean to greed, selfishness or radical individualism. He stresses that the greatest joys in life come from family, friendship and participation in community, sport and the arts. What has long fascinated him is the relentless claim that capitalism taints or destroys these aspects of humanity rather than promoting them. Moreover, he concludes, when you bite the Invisible Hand... it always bites back.
E-Books → Who Was Confucius
Who Was Confucius?
By Michael Burgan
English | 2020 | ISBN : 1524788732 | 112 pages | EPUB | 50 MB
E-Books → When Your Child Hurts Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress, and Break the Cycl...
When Your Child Hurts: Effective Strategies to Increase Comfort, Reduce Stress, and Break the Cycle of Chronic Pain
By Rachael Coakley
English | 2016 | ISBN : 0300204655 | 360 pages | EPUB | 4.5 MB